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The Roundtable

"When America Stopped Being Great" By Nick Bryant

Book cover for "When America Stopped Being Great"
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BCC reporter Nick Bryant joins us this morning to discuss his new book, "When America Stopped Being Great."

Sifting through almost four decades of American history, Bryant unpacks the mistakes of past administrations combining engaging storytelling with recent history to show how the country moved from the optimism of Reagan’s ‘Morning in America’ to the darkness of Trump’s ‘American Carnage’.

It concludes with some of the most dramatic events in recent memory, in an America torn apart by a bitterly polarized election, racial division, the national catastrophe of the coronavirus and the threat to US democracy evidenced by the storming of Capitol Hill. Nick Bryant is a BBC senior foreign correspondent. He has been posted in Washington, South Asia, Australia and, most recently, New York.

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